photo by © Reuben Radding 2014

WELCOME

I invite you to discover the Deep Listening® community that I am cultivating world-wide. My work envelops inner worlds, dreams, nature and community through sound and multi-dimensional listening. My life has been about playing the flute and becoming a “specialist” of contemporary music. I am also fascinated with ancient sounds of our ancestors.

It seemed impossible to sing while playing the flute, yet learning complex contemporary scores led me to listen to ancient traditions. Once I could sing and play, my experiments in sound blossomed into compositions…which then pulled me to dream about lands I’d never been to. Eventually my travels gave me opportunities to improvise with artists from around the world and then…The imagined became reality.

Through my Deep Listening® practice, I am gradually collecting and uniting a global community of listeners and dreamers, through in-person and online facilitation sessions. My work as an Associate Professor of interdisciplinary music at Colorado University at Colorado Springs is the hub of my research for building a creative collective of listeners. This website shares my life work, my ideas and my explorations. This constant in-progress experiment is evolving and transforming and I deeply appreciate your participation in this process.

I am listening. Join me.

 

MOVEMENTS (a mini-blog)

Lately I’ve been working very hard on two practices: purging what I don’t need and expanding my Deep Listening© practice. Both of these practices intertwine with each other, causing me to look at (listen to!) the objects surrounding my spaces with both reverence and wonder. Will this object serve me in a functional way? How does this object expand my consciousness, my attentiveness, my creativity and/or my generosity? The Deep Listening work (play!) I offer definitely builds on these objectives. This 2021 winter/spring my Listen In sessions have been on a temporary “hold” while I’ve been offering (online) workshops to various galleries, museums, universities and private classes world-wide. During these workshops, participants are invited to explore movement, sounding and dreaming in a freeing and joyful environment. In some ways, it’s very much like “purging” because we give away (and let go) our inhibitions around being “ridiculous” and just give-into the exhilaration of delightful self-expression. When implementing this process through the careful and respectful Deep Listening approach, the space expands into wondrous sonic experiences.

After the purging, more space is left open and free for gift-giving. 

 

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